First-year starter who made 60 tackles and led South Carolina with 13 tackles for loss and nine sacks in 2016. Made 28 tackles (six for loss) and added a team-high 4.5 sacks and two forced fumbles as a reserve in 2015. Redshirted in 2012 after suffering a season-ending wrist injury.
Tall, thin pass rusher who creates a lot of havoc off the edge. Athletic, explodes off the snap and gets a lot of momentum going up the field. Flexible, breaks down well and effectively uses his hands to protect himself. Nicely redirects to the action or ball carrier, moves well to every area of the field and shows ability playing in space. Occasionally stands up over tackle and does a solid job defending the run or rushing the passer.
Thin, easily engulfed at the point and lacks strength.
English was ignored by scouts entering the season but went on to have a terrific senior campaign. He’s an athletic prospect with growth potential and the ability to be used as a designated pass rusher. English should only improve in time as he physically matures and adds bulk to his frame.